Super Bowl Sunday food ideas: Jalapeno meatball sliders, cheesy mini corn dogs, simple chili-cheese dip

Confession time: You know that girl who roots for the football team with the best-looking uniforms? Yeah, that’s me. (So I’m pretty much betting on the Patriots, if anyone cares to know. Red, white and blue never really goes out of style.) I’m also that girl who shouts out “field goal!” when someone scores a touchdown, […]

Super Bowl 2015: Celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez creates Tabasco-laced tacos, shrimp and sliders

Tacos are having a moment, says celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez, the Food Network star and co-owner with John Besh of Johnny Sanchez in New Orleans and Baltimore. Ten years ago, “Those gourmet burgers started to show up. Now, it’s tacos. “They’re truly the peoples’ food. It doesn’t matter who you are, they’re for everybody. They’re very versatile, […]

Sponsored Content: A Recipe for Super Bowl Greek Meatballs  Super Bowl 49 is just a couple days away, and I certainly cannot wait to indulge in some salty snacks while planting myself firmly on the couch for hours. Last year, I made several sweet treats were football-related. Like chocolate covered strawberries decorated as footballs and a pan of brownies with green-dyed coconut to […]

Review: Actors’ Theatre ‘Water by the Spoonful’ is layered

REVIEW: 3 OUT OF 4 STARS What: Actors’ Theatre’s “Water by the Spoonful”When and where: 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, Spectrum TheaterHighlight: The way in which director Michelle Urbane and the cast breathe human life into the online world of a chatroom. Length: About 110 minutesSee it: 8 p.m. Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 5-7Tickets: $10-$28; […]

Inmate serving life sentence for murder attempts to escape from Jackson prison

Effinger BLACKMAN TWP., MI — A man serving a life sentence for first-degree murder attempted to escape from prison Thursday evening, but was quickly stopped by prison personnel, Michigan Department of Corrections Spokesman Chris Gautz said. John Effinger III, 51, attempted to escape from G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility, 3500 N. Elm Rd. at 6:37 […]

Search party will look for missing Grand Rapids man

Courtesy  GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Family of Tim Groenhout are asking volunteers to join their search party Saturday in hopes of finding the missing Grand Rapids man. Groenhout, 39, was last seen walking in downtown Grand Rapids about 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, his family said. Relatives are asking for help in the search from […]

Holland sophomore Demetrius Lake puts up big numbers, says ‘I know I can get better’

HUDSONVILLE, MI – Demetrius Lake scored 30 points in the second half of a basketball game on Friday night. Yes, 30. The Holland High School point guard didn’t score a point in the first half of a 60-51 win over Hudsonville Unity Christian, not because he was struggling or the Crusaders were playing great defense. […]

Belding 48, Coopersville 31: Fast start paves way to OK Blue win for Redskins

BELDING, MI – Belding’s girls basketball team was hoping to keep pace with Sparta in the OK Blue Conference and distance itself from Coopersville in Friday night’s MLive Grand Rapids Press Game of the Week. The Redskins led from start to finish and accomplished both their goals with a 48-31 victory. The Redskins improved to […]

D-League vet Stefhon Hannah faces test in Grand Rapids after fast sign-and-Drive deal

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Stefhon Hannah climbed out of a car after a 175-mile ride from Chicago, walked into DeltaPlex Arena and less than 90 minutes later, made his debut with the Grand Rapids Drive. That’s how badly the Drive needed another guard and how interested the NBA Development League veteran was in playing in […]